Myanmar: guide to a labyrinth

Book: The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st century Author: T...

Getting under the city’s skin: Delhi's urban ecology

Book: Uncivil City: Ecology, Equity and the Commons in Delhi Author: Amita Baviskar Publisher: Sage Price...

Two amphibians’ secret of togetherness

In the list of great friendships in children’s literature, Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad — th...

The Heart Asks Pleasure First

There is a streetlamp outside the window and it glows amber, setting the room alight. It catches the hazel in ...

Agatha Christie’s vicious villains

When you have an Agatha Christie mystery in your hands, you know for sure there are murders in the air, people...

Master of the Dahlniverse

In the canon of children’s literature written in English, Roald Dahl’s inventive writing has the a...

Books  /  Published 24.08.20

Hector Garcia on Seeking Ikigai

Back in 2017, a small 170-page book was released with a powder blue cover that had these beautiful cherry blossoms painted on it. I distinctly remember not thinking much about it till articles about t...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Books  /  Published 24.08.20

Disrupting entertainment one fiction piece at a time

The leading global, storytelling community-building platform Wattpad proved to be a safe haven for many during the lockdown period. Democratising the publishing industry, Wattpad operates in all the c...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 20.08.20

The deathly glow from the windows of tombs

The brand new world and its overt dependence on cutting-edge technologies that Ray Bradbury wrote about in his stories do not seem out of place or even particularly imaginative in 2020 — that is...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 20.08.20

Lingering questions: Middle Class, Media and Modi

Prabhu, of course, is aware of the differences. This is why he reminds us that the middle class is not a monolith and that there are different kinds, such as the Bengali middle class, Dalit middle cla...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman in

Books  /  Published 20.08.20

Stratford: fact and fiction meet

With her dowry, Agnes is seen to be making a disadvantageous marriage, for the ‘Latin tutor’ of her stepbrothers has no clear future. He is uninterested in his father’s trade; beside...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Books  /  Published 18.08.20

Anand Neelakantan: taking forward the Bahubali universe

On religion… Religions have been used by most rulers to control the people. It was true thousands of years ago and is now. Why? Because it doesn’t require any proof, only emotions and em...
By Shrestha Saha in

Books  /  Published 16.08.20

Peek into these bookshelves

Paro Anand, who has many children’s and young adult’s books to her credit like I’m Not Butter Chicken, The Tree with a Travelling Heart and Like Smoke: 20 Teens 20 Stories considers ...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

Travelling along the long and winding road

Every journey begins with a single step; or so it was once believed. In the modern world, travel has become much simpler. With cheaper transport and a booming tourism industry — this was the cas...
By Kamalika Basu in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

Rajiv: death of a vision

In the international arena, his relations with the Pakistan premier, Benazir Bhutto, the Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Chinese strongman, Deng Xiaoping, reveal the astonishing rapport he h...
By Raziuddin Aquil in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

The war on truth: Fake News and Free Media

Subjectivity had always played an important role in the agenda-setting of news, but after these wars, Seneviratne argues, it underwent a major shift — the Northern “libertarian” medi...
By Deeptanil Ray in


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